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TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004)

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Video | 100 min | Documentary

The black image on television changed American culture. This two-hour program includes rare footage, memorabilia, photographs and exclusive interviews from the actors/writers/producers whose personal journeys created television history.
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Jan 20, 2004 (United States)

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